Is 4b_1,0,1,0_mslagent.dll safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of 4b_1,0,1,0_mslagent.dll:









File purpose and description:

The purpose is to display ads on your computer, in other words programs like this show you advertisements or pop up ads, and these are not things that others see when browsing the same webpages as you. This simply over rides your browsing and displays you ads. I have often heard the term trojan, so call it that if you wish, I normally don't use that term. :-) (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
4b_1,0,1,0_mslagent.dll

File type:
This is a DLL file, and it is loaded as a BHO (browser object).

File or folder location:
Just do a windows file search on your system for this, its such a unique name that you can find it easily if you are looking for it.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, 4b_1,0,1,0_mslagent.dll may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of 4b_1,0,1,0_mslagent.dll on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!